Orca nitra bio cubes

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  1. mandrin

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    Hi guys jus a quick question
    Jus busy adding my orca nitra bio cubes
    You guys think i should remove matrix pebbles by sea chem or jus leave it in sump thanks guys
     
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    If they dont collect detritus you can leave them. Just extra filtration
     
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    Thanks bud .
    Do u use the cubes ?
     
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    I do yes
     
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    Hows it goin
     
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    It works for me just needs enough air
     
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    You using the bomb method
    Cool
     
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    Yes how do you plan to run them?
     
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    depending on how you setup the Matrix it may be actually reducing your ammonia and nitrite, it also, depending on the speed of water flow past the matrix or the oxygen levels amongst the media it may also be reducing your Nitrates.
     
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    Leave the pepples, they are a biological filter, by removing them you will be removing your first nutrient exchange cycle. Cubes are for NO3 and PO4 reduction, pepples for NH4 and NO2. The only way the pebbles will remove NO3 is to limit the flow over to less than 200 litres per hour inside a reactor.
     
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